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COVER STORY

9EXPERT TIPS FOR INVESTING FROM £50 TO £50,000

INVESTIGATES

36ARE ‘DREAM HOME’ RAFFLES TURNING INTO A NIGHTMARE?

40MADE AN INSURANCE CLAIM? PUT THE BRAKES ON RENEWAL PRICE HIKES Worried about rising car and insurance premiums? Find out how to cut renewal costs after you’ve made a claim

CUT YOUR COSTS

4410 TAX CHANGES YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR 2019

47ENJOY FUN FREE DAYS OUT WORTH OVER £800

INVESTING

50MONEYWISE FIRST 50 FUNDS: ROYAL LONDON’S RACHID SEMAOUNE Edmund Greaves meets Rachid Samaoune to get the lowdown on Royal London Global Bond Opportunities

57COULD YOU CASH IN ON YOUR AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION? Find out who’s on the way up and who’s on the way out in this fascinating and growing market

HOME & MORTGAGES

6010 CHEAP WAYS TO GIVE YOUR HOME THE WOW FACTOR

64“I HAVEN’T PAID OFF MY MORTGAGE BUT I’M READY TO RETIRE”

SAVINGS

68SIX OF THE BEST MOBILE-ONLY BANKING APPS Offering a great way to manage your money on the go, these apps are increasingly popular but which one would suit you?

71HELP! THE LAST BANK IN TOWN HAS SHUT With more bank branches closing every year, we look at the impact on one Sussex town and check out your options if your local branch shuts

74PERSONAL FINANCE LESSONS IN ACTION Moneywise visits Green School for Girls to see how its pupils got to grips with personal finance lessons run by charity MyBnk

“In the UK, you can say you’re

“hopeless at maths”, but not you’re “useless at words”

Jasmine Birtles

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UPFRONT 15 EDITOR’S LETTER Why houses are like Isas 17 NEWS Second largest council tax hike in a decade set to bite 25 MY MONEY LESSONS A dad teaches his young sons how saving can be fun COMPETITIONS 26 WIN a break in a country house hotel for two

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39 WIN £3,000 to invest in an investment trust 28 YOUR LETTERS Have your say; blog of the month; plus enter our book competition 30 FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS Simon Read on readers’ issues with equity release firm Key, Barclays and Nationwide

32 ASK THE EXPERTS Our experts answer your questions on income tax and inheritance tax 52 FUND BRIEFING Why investors are looking more closely at passive funds 55 INDUSTRY INSIDER What is compound interest and why is it so important? 56 INVESTMENT DOCTOR “What’s the best way to save for a deposit?” BEST BUYS 76 Moneywise picks the top firsttime-buyer mortgages and 0% purchase credit cards 80 Our First 50 Funds for new investors listed in full COLUMNISTS 18 EDMUND GREAVES:

MILLENNIAL MONEY MANTRAS Make sure your workplace pension works harder for you 27 JEFF PRESTRIDGE

Why I’m a one-trick pony at parties 82 JASMINE BIRTLES

Maths is the only subject that really counts

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